Suzannah Weiss
www.suzannahweiss.com
I'm a freelance writer and editor whose work has also appeared in The Washington Post, The Village Voice, Vice, Salon, Glamour, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Claire, Refinery29, and more. I hold degrees in Gender & Sexuality Studies, Modern Culture & Media, and Cognitive Neuroscience, which I use mainly to over-analyze trashy television and argue over semantics.

Latest Articles

24 Millennial Women Reveal How Much They Really Spend Eating Out Each Month

Most of us have heard that it is cheaper to cook your own food than it is to dine out. But the truth is, going out to eat doesn't have to drain your bank account. You just have to be thoughtful about how much to spend eating out. There is no univers…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Ways To Politely Explain You Didn't Have Drinks, So You're Not Paying For Them

Many of us have been in this awkward situation: You go out to a bar or restaurant with friends, and they order drinks but you don't. Then, you're all expected to split the bill evenly in the name of fairness. But it's not fair for you — because you d…
By Suzannah Weiss

9 Ways To Save Money When Going Out To Eat, According To Money Gurus

Of all the ways we tend to drain our bank accounts, going out to eat is one of the hardest to give up. It's a great way to get out of the house, spend quality time with your friends (or your significant other, or yourself), and probably eat better fo…
By Suzannah Weiss

These Weird AF Things Make You More Likely To Orgasm, According To Science

Most people could tell you they’re more likely to orgasm if they’re turned on, relaxed, and with a partner who knows what they’re doing. But most people probably don’t know they’re more likely to orgasm with socks on. There are some pretty random thi…
By Suzannah Weiss

No, It's Not "Normal" For All People With Vaginas To Have Multiple Orgasms

For the month of September, Bustle's Sex TBH package is talking about sex, honestly. We’re delving into how women approach the things they’re taught to be shy or embarrassed about in the bedroom — and, in doing so, we're liberating people to live the…
By Suzannah Weiss

The Strange AF Things Make You More Likely To Cheat On Your Partner, According To Science

Across the board, cheating is way more common than we’d like to admit. But it’s more common among certain types of people than others. You can't always predict if you're going to be cheated on, but knowing what kinds of people cheat could help you sp…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Signs You're Not Being Yourself During Sex, According To Experts

We’re always told to look for partners we can be ourselves with. But it’s not always clear what it means to be yourself in the bedroom. After all, due to our culture’s silence and shame around sex, many of us don’t even get to figure out who our true…
By Suzannah Weiss

Yes, You Need Protection For Oral Sex — But Here's How Many People Actually Use It

The one and only time I ever tried to use a condom for oral sex was during a college hookup. After the classmate I brought back to my bedroom went down on me and asked me to reciprocate the favor, I said, “only if we use a condom.” After I put it on,…
By Suzannah Weiss

How To Write A Dating Checklist That Actually Gets You What You're Looking For

On season 7 of The Bachelorette, Ames Brown tells Ashley Hebert he learned to "throw the checklist out" when dating. He later elaborated in an interview with People, "I want the feeling that I’m in love, not a checklist." It's a common idea: that if …
By Suzannah Weiss

This Porn Site For Women Is Changing How We View Sex

It’s hard enough to find porn that isn’t totally degrading to women. And then, when you finally come across porn for women, it’s usually behind a paywall. There’s a good reason for this: It’s hard to produce porn ethically without charging customers.…
By Suzannah Weiss

How NOT Trying To Orgasm Improved My Sex Life

Our culture pushes the belief that the more orgasms you have, the better your sex life will be. We’re always talking about how to orgasm more quickly or easily, have more powerful orgasms, or have multiple orgasms. But is focusing on improving a spli…
By Suzannah Weiss

The Real Reasons Cheaters Cheat, According To Experts

If you’ve ever caught yourself wondering "Why do I cheat?", you're not the only one. Cheaters' motives aren't always obvious even to themselves. Often, they reflect deeply rooted emotions and beliefs about ourselves, our partners, and our relationshi…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Signs Your Anxiety Is Getting Worse, According To Experts

If you have anxiety, you probably don't experience it the same way every day. Some days may be totally anxiety-free, while others are tough to get through. So, how can you have more good days and fewer rough ones? By spotting the signs your anxiety i…
By Suzannah Weiss

The Scientific Reason People Have Spiritual Sex & How You Can Too

Most of us can agree that sex is pretty fun. But for a fortunate few of us, it’s much more. Some people leave their bodies, feel at one with the universe, and have other spiritual experiences during sex. And with the right methods, more of us could. …
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Signs You're Not Getting The Respect You Deserve At Work, According To Experts

It’s no secret that many women are undervalued in the workplace. But since we don’t always know what we’re entitled to, many of us settle for less than what we deserve at work. We accept lower pay than the men we work with, bite our tongues when our …
By Suzannah Weiss

13 Women Reveal How They Power Through Work Burnout

For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. Want to be an Upstarts honoree one day? Read on for…
By Suzannah Weiss

What Women Who Watch Porn Do Differently In Relationships

There are a lot of people with strong opinions on how porn affects relationships. On the one side, there are those who are totally pro-porn and say it does great things for your sex life, from helping you get in the mood to giving you new ideas to tr…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Signs Your Partner Doesn't Really "Get" You

One of our deepest human needs is to feel understood. But finding a partner who truly gets who you are isn't easy. It might be tempting to overlook the signs your partner doesn't understand you on a deep level because you're afraid you can't find som…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Struggles You Know Nothing About Unless You Have Anxiety

Having anxiety can be a lonely experience, especially if the people you love don’t have it themselves. As someone with anxiety, I don’t often talk about it with my friends, family, or partner because I often feel judged for worrying about “stupid” th…
By Suzannah Weiss

These Are The Condom Mistakes You're Probably Making, According To Sex Educators

You might've seen someone put a condom on a banana in middle school health class, but beyond that, we learn frighteningly little about how to use condoms. So, we probably shouldn't be surprised that over the course of a month, 29 percent of people wh…
By Suzannah Weiss